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Vertical Axis Wind Turbines ( VAWT )

One type of small VAWTs, vertical windmill, is presented here.
The turbine has a mechanism for cyclic and wind speed control of the
blade pitch. The turbine is self starting and has a horizontal vane connected
to the pitch mechanism for speed control. The turbine has free yaw function.
A typical 10 kW
small VAWT unit can use a 20 poles Permanent
Magnet Generator connected to the main shaft with a 5:1 belt drive.

For a Top View of the small VAWT see: VAWT10

For a Front View of the small VAWT see: VAWT10F

This type of wind turbine is not suitable in winter climates with strong icing.

Gunnar Ettestøl, E.E.msc., e-mail: epost[a]ette.no

ETTE Elektro
4985 Vegårshei
Norway

mobile phone: + 47 90 11 74 72

.................Updated..by..G.E.....July 22. 2002..............